Simon Reynolds


Simon Reynolds is a music critic based in Los Angeles. Here his choices include Michael Bracewell’s essay about motorway service stations and a round-table about ‘super-hybridity’.

  • 1

    Message to Michael by Bruce Hainley

    Issue 48, September–October 1999

    An essay

  • 2

    Road to Nowhere by Michael Bracewell

    Issue 54, September–October 2000

    Motorways, service areas and boredom

  • 3

    Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow

    Issue 68, June–August 2002

    Jonny Trunk of Trunk Records, Paul Lambden of Spinney Records and Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne talk about the delights of Folk

  • 4

    Eternal Return by Brian Dillon

    Issue 77, September 2003

    The philosophy of repetition

  • 5

    The Importance of Being Earnest by Charlotte Taylor

    Issue 92, June–August 2005

    Or, how not to confuse Whimsy or Camp with Ironic Kitsch

  • 6

    Tate Triennial 2009 by Tom Morton

    Issue 120, January–February 2009

    Nicolas Bourriaud, curator of the next Tate Triennial, ‘Altermodern’, talks about botany, modernity, time, class and exhibition-making

  • 7

    Real Abstractions by Mark Fisher

    Issue 125, September 2009

    The application of theory in the real world

  • 8

    Class Act by Dan Fox

    Issue 126, October 2009

    What do we mean when we call someone, or something, pretentious?

  • 9

    Music by Geeta Dayal

    Issue 132, June–August 2010

    A handful of recent DJ mixes and online experiments point the way to a more communal form of listening

  • 10

    Analyze This by Jörg Heiser, Ronald Jones, Nina Power, Seth Price, Sukhdev Sandhu and Hito Steyerl

    Issue 133, September 2010

    A round table discussion led by on ‘super-hybridity’: what is it and should we be worried?

About the contributor Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds is a writer based in Los Angeles. His latest book, Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to its Own Past, will be published in June by Faber & Faber.

Favourite cover

Frieze Issue 61 cover

Issue 61, September 2001 – by Vidya Gastaldon and Jean-Michel Wicker